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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Learning the Limitations and Learning from Limitations

Just because something works once
does not mean
it will work the next year.

It is no secret that you CANNOT blog from Microsoft Word. The HTML gibberish and MS Office specific trash inserted into the HTML code has knocked down my feed more than once.

However, my solution was an interim one. Have students write their blog post in Google Docs and then copy and paste over to Blogger or just use the Google Doc feature to send it directly over.

Drawing a Blank
It worked beautifully... until today.  If you look over at the TechnoCat Teens (this year's computer science public blog - every year they name it) -- you'll see lots of blank space where their posts on augmented reality and alternate interfaces for computing devices are supposed to be.

Well, it is really not blank space, it is text that is transparent and the source:  Gibberish coming from... you guessed it... Google Docs.

Charting a New Course
So, I've swapped my lesson plans around and tomorrow we're going into notepad for the little 2-3 day session I do on HTML - writing it in hand and viewing it. Then, we'll go back into the blog posts ready and armed to fix the HTML code.

Surfing the Wave of Technology Flux
These things happen. Some teachers fear them. Some loathe them in fact.  For me, these are teachable moments.  Several things I will teach them:

1- Technology Changes.
What works today may not work tomorrow - get over it.

2 - It isn't worth starting over
Some will start over, but perhaps this isn't the best. I will give them two options -- save as a text file and copy over or fix the HTML - I hope most will fix the HTML, it isn't really that hard although it looks daunting.

3- Relax and Go with It.
No reason to stress, sit back, take a deep breath and figure it out. Life isn't over because someone has changed their code and it is beyond our control.

4 - You Can Master Anything with a little Education and Perseverance
Find the answer. Learn How to Fix it. Do it.  Don't quit.

Mastering the SurfBoard
When they learn to Master problems, they emerge with a self confidence that they can do it and will never be limited by the constraints of buggy code or technology issues. This is life and they need to learn to live it.

Educators who have the goal of a pristine lab where things work perfectly just aren't living in the reality of the extremely stressful, changing, messing up world of how technology functions.

Those who learn to surf the waves of  technology flux are going to have an incredible ride.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 08/24/2010

  • This online grade calculator is a handy tool when you absolutely HAVE to grade by hand. Type the number of questions and it creates a grading chart! I like to print these out and put on top of the papers so I can figure when away from my calculator.

    tags: education teacher all_teachers

  • This is a great tool for students to use to figure out what their average is and what they need to achieve to get "an A." I also like to have them create a spreadsheet for this.

    tags: education learning

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Monday, August 23, 2010

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When You Cannot Run... Walk: 10 Principles for Getting On Track

There is no case of my sore feet that Sarah ca...Image by colorblindPICASO via Flickr
I love running, this new sport that I started a little over a year a go. And now that I'm doing Weight Watchers, the weight is coming off.

But the Monday of preplanning I sat in a really old decrepit chair and although I've been running 12 - 15 miles a week all summer, it was the doggone chair that wrenched my knee! So, I've been trying to run and sometimes walking being very careful to let my knee heal.

The pivotal choice
Today, I set my Nike+ on my ipod for a 5K. I like to run at least 1 5K a week, but it just wasn't happening. I stretched, walked, and ran for about 10 steps and said to myself:

"I can either run on this knee today and perhaps damage it for the rest of my life, or continue to let this thing rest and have some hope of healing."

So, I didn't give up but instead walked the 5K. It was hugely frustrating because I'm used to running. The track went by slowly but I did get to see some of the most amazing cloud formations I've seen in a long time. I still sweated and although it took twice as long, I did burn quite a few calories and felt better. I told Kip that if he'd stick it out, I wanted to meet my goal, no matter how long it took.

If I had my choice, I'd rather be running, but sometimes there is no choice - it is walk or nothing.

Or Nothing
You see, this is life. Many of us get used to a fast pace. But sometimes, age or circumstances get to us and the very best we can do is slower than we've done in the past.  It may be that we need to heal from emotional scars or just that we cannot go as fast as we used to. 

On Track Principle #1: Keep Going.
To look in the face of slowing down is OK. It is not, however, OK to quit. Not when we still have race left in us. When we still have things to contribute and do, we cannot just do nothing.

Run the Race. Walk the Race. Stay on the Track.
Sometimes we have to stay the course. We are in a tough school where we feel called to be but the principal is always critical. Or we've got big budget cuts and the largest class we've ever taught and a new curriculum to teach.  Or, we just didn't get enough rest over the summer because of family issues we had to attend to --- or whatever.

We all have excuses. I have them too.

Do we know our goal? Are we willing to stay on track and stay the course? Will we remain faithful amidst the excuses.

Perhaps those of you who are used to my technology-rich posts may have tired of the reflective, "keep going" nature of my free writing, but that is just where I am.

It is 1:18 am in the morning and I'm about to go to bed. I've tried to pay bills with more month than money and tried to catch up on email. We're working on kicking off Flat Classroom projects and making sure we've got all of the applications in and have another six chapters to finish up by November 1st as well as several keynotes coming up in October and December.

I am probably going to be grading at 5 am but this week was a 60 hour week for me in terms of school and I just don't have anything else left.

Accepting Responsibility
However, I have to realize this. When I hopelessly whine, complain, and mope without working on a plan, I am behaving like a victim. In reality, my life as it is this moment is a result of my habits, actions, decisions, and behaviors up until this point.

On Track Principle #2: Accept Responsibility
If I want to improve things then I must begin by accepting responsibility for who I am and where I am. I must set my goals and see that I am on track. Then, I must begin. I must run or walk or crawl or skate or whatever will take me in the direction of the goals for my life.

Be Solution Oriented
I blogged this weekend about the Pareto Principle, and it is amazing how sometimes tackling a problem can lead to the easiest solutions. For example, the dishes! We cannot keep up with them, however, when I realized that the biggest problem is that we don't know when the items in the dishwasher are clean or dirty, I took a magnet and stuck a paper on the front. One side says Clean (Unload me) and the other says Dirty (Load me) and I flip it depending on what is in there. Then, I can in a glance see where I am. Such a little thing made all the difference in the world!

On Track Principle #3: Seek Solutions
I digressed to make this point: someone in this world has experienced the same problem(s) you are experiencing. You can back up and take a look at the situation and learn from those who have made it through before you. Sometimes it isn't in a book but in the mind of a respected mentor. But it is there somewhere.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 08/22/2010

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Starting Well With The Pareto Project

So, those of you who read my blog haven't been lately! (That is unless you've read some old posts!)

That is because school started about 8 days a go and my whole life has been immersed in starting well. Getting organized. Putting things in place to help my year.

This summer, I read a lot about productivity, organizing, and goal setting. Call it part of turning 40, but these are things I've been getting.

We know that the Pareto Principal talks about the 80/20 rule. That 80 percent of our success will come from 20 per cent of people. However, I realized this summer that could 20 per cent of the issues in my room cause 80 per cent of the problems!


So, I listed -- what are the 20 per cent of things that are giving me the 80 % of my success in the classroom. Then... I listed the 20% of thing that were giving me 80% of my problems.

My 20% of problems included:
  • My color laser is the only one in the school that is publicly usable and it caused many interruptions.
  • People walked behind my desk and knocked me throughout the day to get to the laser.
  • The ink cartridges stored in my room invited interruptions.
  • People seeking status updates on technology issues caused interruptions.
  • There was no way for people to add information to a technology issue without interrupting me.

What resulted was a day of constant interruptions and little irritations. And the little things make a big difference.

So, after really looking at the 20%, I created my "Pareto project" which included:
  • Moving the color laser to a place beside the door causing less interruptions.
  • Moving my desk to a T format which doesn't allow anyone to walk behind me.
  • Moving Ink Cartridges to the Office Supply area out of my room.
  • Setting up a trouble ticket tracking system on Fogbugz which let them see their updates and email updates to the trouble ticket as well as producing a timecard for the amount of time I spend on each issue.
These were things I could control. Yes, they may seem petty but they were interruptions. Now, I'm finding that attacking my 20% that are causing 80% of the problems is producing quite a big payoff. Yes, I'm still stressed and have too much to do, but I am interrupted far less and when I am it is for bigger issues.

So, ask yourself:

What are the 20% of things you do that give you 80% of the positive results in the classroom?
What are the 20% of things that cause 80% of the problems in your classroom?

Start by attacking the problems and thinking of flow and how you can remediate/ eliminate the problems.  Then, look at spending more time on what works and eliminating things that don't.

OK, gotta run spend time watching my son play in a scrimmage game at school.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 08/18/2010

  • These guys are so incredibly cute. We've been trying out the Organ Wise material in our elementary PE program and I just love their message on taking care of yourself. As we know from books like "Brain Rules" the brain is an organ connected to the rest of the body and directly influenced by physical health. You might want to take a look at this program to use with elementary PE. Just as cute as it can be. Our kids love "Sir Rebrum." Cute.

    tags: education health health_teacher

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


It is preplanning and I've been fixing computers like crazy! Just got in my new HP elitebook with 8GB of RAM but unfortunately HP forgot to include the 64 bit version of Windows 7 in the box -- so I'll be without a school notebook another day, I guess.

I'm just wondering how those teachers who don't have preplanning make it. I'm about to lose my mind and I have three days!

So, I was thinking of some good examples for those who think preplanning is not important to teaching.

Not having preplanning before starting school is like:
  • Giving a 5 hour workshop without taking any time to prepare. (unprepared)
  • Going to the mall without getting in the car to get there. (And how would you do that? Good question!)
  • A person trying to shoot a movie without a storyboard and script. (unorganized and without vision)
  • Having the first day of play practice with no script. (unplanned)
  • Having your first football game without having practice. (unpracticed)
  • Showing up for a job interview late and without a resume. (unprepared)
  • Going on a field trip without permission forms or knowing where you're going. (no direction)
What other examples can you name?

It is completely preposterous to just "start" school. Hey, maybe the best example -- trying to start my car without going to get gas first.

These are the things that are harming education.  When test scores go down and we've cut preplanning, post planning, and professional development - will the lawmakers blame themselves? I doubt it. This is still squarely the problem of educators to deal with. (And note, I DO have preplanning - I'm one of the lucky ones.)

I just see erosion of the commitment of many to help education move forward. Kind of like when the upped my quota to sell more cell phones and cut the number of sales reps I had to sell! Unfair and unrealistic and also, my ticket to get away from that company. People at the top have the luxury of "playing with numbers" but true leaders realize that there are consequences to the numbers.

Keep your noble calling teacher but also speak out in ways that others can understand.

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It is easy to have courage when you're OUT.

Out of school -- OUT of the loop -- OUT of sync.  In fact, OUT courage is when someone is on the outside looking in telling that person to be brave in the face of a struggle.

Those I admire are those with IN-courage.

Do you keep a positive attitude IN the face of struggle?
When you are truly facing IN-surmountable odds - you're a teacher who had their preplanning cut and you have to start school on the first day with the students1

When you are IN the midst of facing furloughs and don't know how much is going to be put IN your bank account every month. (It is happening NOW in Georgia.)

When you are receiving INsufficient training because all PD has been cut for the next two years because of budget cuts.

If you keep your positive attitude -- if you continue to give your best to your students -- if you continue to act with nobility IN this situation then you are my hero.

Teachers -- let's have some IN-courage.

One day when we're retired and we look back on these days you'll be able to reminisce

"Yes, they cut everything -

my pay,
my professional development

...but I loved those kids so much I went in and preplanned anyway -

I still gave it my all -- I still went online and read like crazy to learn.

Those days were tough but IN the midst of it all I was a teacher and knew that the future was IN my hands. It wasn't the kids fault that these adults had screwed up the budget and spent their future for our past.

So, I gave something that was more valuable than money -- my heart, my time, my life."

And you, one day, should you decide to have IN-courage-ment --

you will have truly grasped and found what the nobility of being a teacher is all about.

Keep the faith my friends -- never let anyone steal your nobility - it is NOT for sale. IT cannot be taken -- no one can give it away.

The person who can make it through this time will truly be the heroes of our generation. May it be that we are found to be the greatest generation of teachers - a generation that could not be discouraged by the IN-undation of our times.

IN-courage one another, my friends. Those who do not teach do not really know nor can they - we appreciate their support but truly our attitude will show the nobility of our cause.
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Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 08/10/2010

  • My sister will be presenting at this conference on differentiation in elearning environments. (Look for Professor Sarah Adams from SCAD in the program.)

    Looks like an incredible event for elearning professionals.

    Below is the information from Savannah College of Art and Design.

    "The Designs on elearning Conference aims to cast light on
    > established practices in the field, on innovations in teaching and
    > learning with technology, on the challenges and successes presented
    > by the visual nature of the discipline, and on the benefits of
    > online and blended learning. It provides a forum for disseminating
    > and promoting good practice in art, design and communication and for
    > the exchange of ideas and information on the creative use of
    > elearning in development.
    > Keynote speakers will include Reggie Smith, III, president of the
    > United States Distance Learning Association, Brian OliverSmith,
    > president and CEO of Urban Planet Mobile, and Philip Butler, senior
    > elearning adviser, University of London Computer Centre. Conference
    > themes include social media and online learning, the studio and
    > online education, assessment and evaluation, student engagement,
    > technology innovation, and collaboration and community building.
    > Full and short papers will be presented by professionals in the
    > field, and seminar discussions will take place at roundtable
    > sessions throughout the conference that attendees may visit as they
    > wish."

    tags: education elearning

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Monday, August 09, 2010


Image representing Carbonite as depicted in Cr...Image via CrunchBase
Sometimes something I use gets me excited.

Well, my son was typing his paper for his Honors Lit class and somehow was on a temporary profile. We're not sure why. When he logged on tonight, you guessed it -- HIS PAPER WAS GONE.

I searched everywhere -- .tmp files and everything. Poof. It was gone and so was my son's hope.

Well, I went on Carbonite - that handy new backup that I use and guess what -- I FOUND IT. I found it, restored it and had it back within 5 minutes after I had searched on the hard drive for the better part of an hour.

We talk about backup all the time, but do we really HAVE a good backup plan?  I've had backup on a hard drive, but I'll tell you - a system that automatically backs up even the temporary profile before Windows ejects it into Cyberspace is something I just have to love.

So, yes, I'm talking about it and no, they don't pay me.  I know there are other backups - Mozy and Sugar Sync get talked about a lot.  But for me, now, Carbonite - You've made my (and my son's) night.

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

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Friday, August 06, 2010

The Must Read Newsletter Sharing Reflections and Research on Open Content

Educause has long been a pioneer in disseminating leading information on the changes in educational technology, particularly at the post secondary level.

They've just released their Educause Review Magazine online and there are some great articles.

The Newsletter opens with an overview of the "open" movement where David Wiley shares about "The Open Future: Openness as Catalyst for an Educational Reformation."  I love his blunt, "in your face" writing style that hits at the core issues but also share a call challenging higher institutions of learning to begin to wake up to the transformation that is happening with or without it: David says:

"For the authors of content, resources, courseware, or textbooks, being open is about overcoming the inner two-year-old who constantly screams: "Mine! You can't have it! It's MINE!" Unfortunately, modern law and college/university policy tend to enable this bad behavior, allowing us to shout "Mine!" ever more loudly, to stomp our feet with ever less self-control, and to hit each other with ever harder and sharper toys. Throughout our tantrums, society soothingly whispers that unbridled selfishness is a natural and therefore appropriate feeling. Regrettably, some educators and administrators have allowed themselves to be swayed by the siren song: "It's OK. Be stingy with your lecture notes. Don't share your slides. They're yours. Sue those students who posted their class notes online. It's legal. Go ahead." By contrast, the idea of openness reminds us of what we knew intuitively before society gave us permission to act monstrously toward one another."

Great words.

I have written an article about the Open Student. Questioning the future of the Open Student asks the questions we must grapple with because truly the answers aren't here yet but also profiling what a typical student looks like in my class. What will the open student look like?

Also in the issue:
The Open Course:  Through the Open Door - Open Courses as Research, Learning, and Engagement by Dave Cormier and George Siemens

The Open Faculty: To Share or Not to Share: Is that the Question? by Maria Andersen

The Open Ed Tech: Never Mind the Edupunks; or, The Great Web 2.0 Swindle by Brian Lamb and Jim Groom  -- This article has a great quote I love:

"It's premature to publish an obituary for openness in educational technology just yet. But it's also foolish to assume there will be a happy ending to this story."

The Open World: Access to Knowledge as a Foundation for An Open World by Carolina Rossini

 Even if I wasn't in this edition, this is a great one that will make great discussions when preservice, Masters, and PhD level educators convene in classrooms in the fall.

For so many of us, myself included, we say "Yes, I'm open but..."  and it is the "but" that tells us how really open we are.

For me, the moments that made me add the "but" were when people abused the creative commons license I was using and took my work - relabeling as their own. Or the conference that slipped in a paragraph that they would own all of the intellectual property of the content of what I presented (I deleted and initialed that paragraph.)   The bottom line is that as free as we want to be, when dealing with publishers and conferences you'd better have a good intellectual property lawyer. Period.

I don't think we should be free fools, but I do think that we should advocate for changes at the institutional level that will allow more intellectual property to flow and to blow the whistle on organizations who put "fine print" in their documents claiming the rights to work that educators THINK they are sharing freely but in the course of sharing are becoming "free fools" and giving up the rights to their work.

Remember this - blogger, speaker -- often the most important contract is the first one you sign.
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Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 08/06/2010

  • The new Identity theft steals children's social security numbers before they have bank accounts.

    tags: education digital_safety

  • Net neutrality -- NOT going to happen.

    Verizon is going to serve up certain content faster if they pay for this. I use a Verizon Mi-Fi card and should this be what happens (looks like it is) then I'll be looking for a net-neutral internet provider.

    This in many ways is more than censorship - it is attention to the highest bidder. Companies already have the benefit in that they hire people to optimize their sites for search engines and boost their "ratings" however, still, links can and do rise to the top based upon what people write about them.

    However, now, the actual carrier of the internet service can bias how fast we access websites. That is not just unfair - it is undemocratic. It is capitalism communism in many ways and repugnant to those of us who appreciate that anyone can rise to the top.

    Speak out. This issue is overviewed in this article from the Huffington post.

    tags: education netneutrality

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Net Neutrality -- NOT??

Net NeutralityImage by thehoneybunny via Flickr
From Josh Silver on the Huffington Post today:

"Monday: Google and Verizon will announce a deal that the New York Times reports "could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content's creators are willing to pay for the privilege.""

Net neutrality -- NOT going to happen?

If this happens, Verizon is going to serve up certain content faster if companies pay for it. I use a Verizon Mi-Fi card for traveling and should this be what happens (looks like it is) then I'll be looking for a net-neutral internet provider.

This in many ways is more than censorship - it is attention to the highest bidder.  Companies already have the benefit in that they hire people to optimize their sites for search engines and boost their "ratings" however, still, links can and do rise to the top based upon what people write about them. A school teacher in remote Georgia or Saskatchewan Canada can have her or his posts alongside educational journalist giants if she works to write well enough and has enough friends talking about it.

Will the Net Be Ruled by Capitalist Communism?
However, now, the actual carrier of the internet service can bias how fast we access websites. That is not just unfair - it is undemocratic. It is capitalism communism in many ways and repugnant to those of us who appreciate that anyone can rise to the top.

In many ways this would be a meta- filter of what would come into our schools that can influence what comes to our students.

Can't we at least require Internet companies to provide net-neutral services to schools? Does this mean that certain companies pay Internet companies to "bias" in favor of their company with download speeds etc. letting our schools become a commodity and yet another way to serve up targeted advertising to kids?

Pay Me a Fee and I'll Let You By
This sounds a lot like paying a street thug for "protection" to me. I'm sorry, but the whole non-net neutral tact that Internet companies are taking is repugnant. If we don't care, then we're truly letting our future go up to the highest bidder.

It is easier to pull up an oak tree when it is a scrub - let this thing grow and the roots will be so deep it will be virtually impossible to remove. I promise.

This will be an issue that my students review and report on this fall as it is a pivotal one for our future. Certainly the lawyers know more than I do on this one, but it is one to follow and reflect upon.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 08/03/2010

  • Love this blog post about the first day of school!

    tags: education learning

  • Some cool information those who have health programs may want to use (particularly younger kids.) Some cool resources and games on this website. Here is the press release they sent me. This is sort of cool.

    "Get ready, It's Back to School!
    Starting a new School year is a great opportunity to introduce and reinforce the healthy habits we all want to instill in our children. The OrganWise Guys make learning about nutrition and physical activity FUN and memorable for children ages 3-12! We would like to send you a complimentary OrganWise Guys Back to School Kit to review and share with your followers. If you're interested, please provide a shipping address.

    Imagine if your body could speak to you. Really. Imagine if it could really speak to you. For children, learning has to be imaginative and fun. So, as the childhood obesity crisis persists, teaching children about health and wellness is imperative but it has to be imaginative and fun. See for yourself by visitinghttp://www.organwiseguys.com/kids.htmland listening to The Buddy Song.

    The OrganWise Guys Back to School Kit includes:

    * Monthly Healthy Behavior Tracking Calendar: With the start of a new school year, take on a new healthy behavior each month! The calendar is designed for use beginning any month of any year.
    * Sir Rebrum Plush Toy: The brainy but cute professor is also the leading caricature in the Breakfast Skippin' Blues Video
    * School Days Here We Come! Book:It's the first day of school and time to meet all The OrganWise Guys classmates and see where they live!
    * Breakfast Skippin' Blues Video: Sir Rebrum is having a hard time remembering his lines in a school play. Can you guess what he forgot to do that morning?"

    tags: education learning health_teacher

  • Hi friends - could you comment on this teacher's eporfolio. Here are the questions she asked me - some of you may be more qualified to share your answers.

    "I stumbled upon your blog while developing my own blog and am quite inspired
    by your use of ICT in the classroom and your blog.

    I'm a new student teacher, studying my Graduate Diploma of Teaching and
    Learning (Primary) at University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

    We are encouraged to create and maintain an ePortfolio of our learning as we
    progress our studies and once we become qualified teachers we should use it
    as a ongoing tool for reflection.

    I'm interested in:
    - how best to use this blog; can you direct me to any similar styles of blog
    you may be aware of of student teachers that show best practice?
    - how to incorporate ICT into my classroom practice;"

    tags: education blogging

  • Reviewing a summary of a technology survey done by CDW which found that:

    "Seventy-six percent of students reported using social media tools, which are routinely blocked by school districts, for educational use outside school. Yet almost all the technologies that students regularly use, such as MP3 players, smartphones, online chats, blogs, and podcasts, were rarely used in the classroom, the survey found."

    Rob Mancibeli is quoted in the article and I know of his excellent work. This was discussed at ISTE.

    We have a long way to go! The key issue here though, is the "definition" of teach and learn -- although teachers are using the tech to teach -- sounds like students AREN'T using it to learn! (They said 60% of students said teachers use technology to teach but only 26% said they were encouraged to use technology to learn -- perhaps it is who has it in their hands!)

    tags: education technology

  • I really enjoyed looking at this google site by Anath Pai about the websites that her students use in class. What does Anath have in the classroom?

    "Students in our class are trying to make a law that every class should have technology for childrens' use like we have. For example, we have 7 laptops and 2 desktops, 11 Nintendo DS' and 18 games for math, reading, vocabulary, geography, etc. & 21 digital voice recorders for our use."

    Read the website to see how they are using this technology. Just very cool. They also share their test scores and how they have improved through using this technology. Just a great website to read.

    Anath Pai, the teacher who contacted me, says:
    " I teach 3rd grade in White Bear Lake, MN. I offer learning program using data driven, scalable, multi-player game based curriculum that is delivering the academic results being demanded these days. On my classroom site is a TV news video featuring Robert Stephens, CTO of Best Buy and founder of Geek Squad, State legislator, parents, students and some of the programs we use. Please check this out http://sites.google.com/site/teamdrillhead”"

    tags: education learning technology mobile

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